GRIPE 2019 Photo Contest Now Open

Submission deadline: January 15, 2019


The time is again upon us for the GRIPE 2019 Photo Contest. Photos will be accepted in the following categories:

  • GROSS (specimens, patients, etc)
  • MICRO (sections, cytology, etc)
  • OTHER (EM, immunofluorescence, etc)
Photos will be judged on the following criteria:
  • Clarity of Illustration (good example, well prepared specimen)
  • Photographic Excellence (good lighting, nondistracting background, etc)
  • Usefulness for teaching medical students
  • Does the slide help fill gaps in the GRIPE photo collection

Contributors of photos accepted for entry into the GRIPE Photo Bank will receive a Certificate of Charitable Contribution.

All entries must be original 35mm color transparencies or digital images with a minimum resolution of 768 x 512. There is no limit to the number of entries per person. Please label all images with the name of the entrant, the organ, and the diagnosis and return the completed Contributor Agreement Form posted online with your entries.

All photos are submitted with the understanding that they may be used and distributed as part of the GRIPE Photo Bank. Contributors retain copyright control of the accepted images.

Submission deadline: January 15, 2019

Judging will take place at the Winter 2019 GRIPE Meeting, held at the New Orleans Doubletree by Hilton in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Judges will be members of the GRIPE Photo Bank Committee.

Submission Form: Click here!

#GRIPE19 Plenary Speaker Highlights: Dr. Geoff Talmon

The GRIPE 2019 Annual Winter Meeting is just around the corner, and we would like you to get to know some of our keynote speakers! We have two plenary speakers this year, and we hope you enjoy their presentations.

Generation Z as Medical Students: What Can We Expect?
Presented by Geoff Talmon, MD
January 25, 2019 at 9:00am Eastern Time

Geoff TalmonDr. Talmon is a Professor in the Department of Pathology an Microbiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha, NE, specializing in gastrointestinal, renal, liver, and transplant pathology. He completed his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at UNMC, a fellowship in surgical pathology and the Mayo Clinic, and am currently obtaining a Master of Education in Health Professions from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Talmon serves as the Department’s Vice Chair of Medical Education, program director for the pathology residency program, director of the UNMC Interprofessional Academy of Educators, program co-chair for UNMC Master in Health Professions Teaching and Technology Program, and co-leader of the preclinical phase of the medical school curriculum.

Generation Z as Medical Students: What Can We Expect?
While the characteristics of Millennial learners and their differences from older educators have been widely discussed with regard to medical education, a new generation of learners will soon be entering health education: Generation Z. Although they share many similarities to their Millennial predecessors, their perspectives and preferences may have an impact on how Gen Z students approach medical training with implications for instruction and beyond. This session will review the basics of the generations active in medical education today with particular focus on the characteristics of Generation Z students.

Following this session, audience members will be able to:

  • Review characteristics of the 5 generations currently active in medical education
  • Differentiate characteristics of Millennial and Generation Z learners
  • Discuss the impact of Generation Z students’ preferences and tendencies on medical education
  • Develop potential strategies for better engaging Generation Z health professions students

Registration for the GRIPE 2019 Annual Meeting is now open! For more information, visit the 2019 GRIPE Annual Winter Meeting Website. We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans in January!

GRIPE Administrative Offices will be closed on November 22 & 23

As those of us in the United States prepare for Thanksgiving, we would like to extend a sincere THANK YOU for being a part of our success and daily lives.

The GRIPE Administrative Office will be closed on November 22-23, 2018 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will resume normal business hours November 26, 2018.

We are truly grateful for the support you have provided to us at GRIPE. As we look forward to 2019 we are excited for the new opportunities that may lay ahead.

Call for Tom Kent Award Nominees – Deadline 11/15

The Tom Kent Award is designed to recognize an individual’s exceptional lifetime contribution to pathology education. Nominees should have a broad contribution to pathology education and the nomination should focus on a lifetime of contribution, rather than something done at any one point in time.

Letters to the GRIPE Executive Committee from three GRIPE Members from separate institutions are required to nominate an individual. Letters may also come from outside the GRIPE organization. Nominated individuals do not need to be GRIPE members.

Nomination Deadline: November 15, 2018

Download the nomination form here

Call for Distinguished Service Award Nominees – Deadline 11/15

The Distinguished Service Award is designed to recognize an individual’s exceptional lifetime contribution to the mission of GRIPE. Letters to the GRIPE Executive Committee from three GRIPE Members from separate institutions are required to nominate an individual. Letters may also come from outside the GRIPE organization. Below as a PDF is the form to use to nominate someone for this award.

Nomination Deadline: November 15, 2018

Click here to download the nomination form

Do you have questions or would like more information? Please contact us at

GRIPE 2019 – Early Bird Registration Deadline Reminder

The 2019 GRIPE Annual Winter Meeting is right around the corner! The Early Bird Deadline is October 15, 2018. Currently, registration is $525/$660 for member/non-member. After the Early Bird Deadline, rates will increase to $625/$760 for member/non-member registration. Be sure to register before this deadline to receive the reduced rate! Registration is available online at

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please let us know at We’re looking forward to seeing you in New Orleans!

Registration for the 2019 Annual Meeting is NOW OPEN

Register Here for the Early Bird Discount!

The Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE) extends a warm welcome to join them at their annual winter meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. This year’s theme is “Making Pathology Relevant for Millenials.”

When: January 24 – 26
Where: New Orleans, Louisiana

Register Here

Meeting Highlights: With 12.75 CME credits available, there is plenty to see, do, learn and share at the GRIPE 2019 Annual Meeting. Each year, pathologists and pathology educators come together to share experiences and resources to promote in undergraduate and graduate pathology education. This year we welcome Drs. Geoff Talmon and Hooman Rashidi as plenary speakers to open each day with what is sure to be a fantastically rich and educational meeting.

Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton
300 Canal Street • New Orleans, LA 70130

The GRIPE Attendee room rate will be $159 per night.

Please make your hotel reservations online here or by calling the hotel’s reservation line directly at 1-800-HILTONS. Please be sure to ask for the reduced rate for the GRIPE Annual Winter Meeting.

For more information, visit the 2019 GRIPE Annual Winter Meeting Website. We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans in January!

Thank you,
Raja Koteeswaran, MD, MBBS, MAcadMEd
Chair, GRIPE 2019 Program Committee

Call to Host the 2020 GRIPE Meeting

Each year, GRIPE organizes its Annual Winter Meeting. Participants from several different countries will be visiting the meeting.

For the 2020 meeting, the GRIPE Executive Committee is investigating possible sites to help organize the meeting. At this point, we would like to invite all GRIPE members to consider their own institution to be a possible host for the meeting. Hosting the meeting gives many advantages in establishing new connections with colleagues from other medical schools, and also offers the host institution to show its own successes and facilities to others.

The Executive Committee strongly prefers GRIPE Meetings be connected to an institution with a strong pathology education program; therefore, your help and suggestions are invaluable!

Please consider your own institution as possible host for 2020 and discuss this with your own faculty members. Please note that hosting a meeting does not always indicate that the meeting will be held at your institution.

If you are considering hosting, please send us a motivated letter of intention before October 15, 2018.

We do not need a full proposal yet. As soon as the Executive Committee has judged all letters of intention, a limited number of institutions will be asked to send in a full proposal.

Letters of intention can be send to Julie Hewett at

Please consider our offer and help GRIPE to continue the organization of the annual meetings in the future!

Call for Trainee Involvement & Strategic Planning Committee Volunteers

GRIPE Trainee and Strategic Planning VolunteersThe Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE) would like to invite you to become more involved with the association. There are two main areas in which volunteer help is always welcomed and appreciated – the Trainee Involvement and Strategic Planning Committees.

We are seeking broad representation of professional educators and pathologists from around the world. Your availability for a one-hour monthly phone meeting and ready accessibility by email is expected, in addition to great ideas!

Membership at a committee level fosters relationships with like-minded colleagues and may well enhance your professional standing and opportunities. If you have an interest in volunteering for either of these Committees, please email us at by Wednesday, May 3, 2018 to let us know!